Today I watched you use a newfound stick to defeat the rocks in our driveway. With determination you swung your stick from high in the air to pound the rocks below. You drug the stick through the rocks as you yelled, “no more rocks.” I’m not sure why you wanted to defeat the rocks, perhaps it’s because you fell in them the other day and got your first scraped knee.
Today, you were playing and having fun, but before long you will be grown, and unfortunately “rocks” will still be in your path. As the rocks you were hitting today are hard, so will there be hard times as you grow. Times when things don’t go your way, times when life hits you harder than you ever expected, hard people, hard situations – they can come into our lives with a force that has the ability to knock us off our feet. But remember, you have a force far greater inside of you than any of those unwanted rocks – the force of Almighty God! And, with Him, you are more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)
I want to encourage you to keep the same spirit I saw in you today. You were on top of the rocks. When life gets tough, and it will, keep your focus on the Lord and keep swinging your sword, which is the Word of God. With God, there is nothing you won’t conqueror.
I Love You!
You know how much my momma heart wants to protect this boy from any kind of hurt or hard times, but I know it is you who uses those times to build faith and trust into us – your children. You draw us closer to your heart and reveal yourself to us in new ways when we walk through the “rocks” of life. I pray that you will strengthen my Son, even now, to know You, to think on You and to form a relationship with you very early in his life. May he cling to you through all of his life experiences.
I pray Ephesians 6:10-12 over his life: Joel, “be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
Thank You, Father.